How to remove an svdhost error
The free file information forum can help you determine if svdhost.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Svdhost.exe file information
Description: The file svdhost.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 937,984 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 946,176 bytes and 6 more variants.
The program has no file description. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices). Svdhost.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Svdhost.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. svdhost.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself, manipulate other programs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 92% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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External information from Paul Collins:
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as svdhost.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the svdhost.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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